Green building from Greaves Construction uses designs, products, systems, and materials that will reduce the carbon footprint of your Tampa home or business. The carbon footprint is the CO2 emitted by the energy burned to heat and cool a structure over its lifetime and by energy use to manufacture the building component. By using a combination of durable and recycled products that will last, we ensure that your house will help in the effort to keep our planet healthy.

Construction is considered to be green building if it improves the indoor air quality or reduces chemical exposure within the Tampa home or business, therefore improving the overall health of those who live or work inside of it. This includes all products that reduce mold, which is an example of an element that can greatly impact indoor air quality.

Energy Efficiency

At Greaves Construction of Tampa, we offer a wide variety of energy efficient products that will ensure that all of the components of the systems that keep your home or business running are working together. These products lower the pressure on the environment through the use of green building with materials that are renewable or sustainably harvested in a way that doesn’t permanently deplete the source of the material. Some of the benefits are:

  • Reduced energy costs without sacrificing level of comfort desired
  • Higher efficiency systems
  • Sealed ductwork
  • Reduced energy loss and heat gained through windows and doors
  • Increased insulation value
  • Installed radiant barrier to reflect heat gain back out

Some of the most popular options include:

  • Solar and wind systems
  • CFL or LED lighting
  • Gas appliances/Energy Star appliances

Not only are these products beneficial to your efforts in preserving our planet for generations to come, but by choosing green building, you are also saving money in the long run. These products do not cost as much as they save and will pay for themselves over time all while reducing the carbon footprint of your Tampa or Hillsborough County structure. This option of construction can also be eligible for local and federal tax credits and rebates on energy efficient products.

Water Efficiency

Greave Construction also has the solutions that can reduce the use of water throughout your Tampa or Hillsborough County home or business and reduce the pressure on the waste system. These solutions that are available when you chose green building are also the ones that will lower the demand on the water sources and energy intensive infrastructure needed to pipe, store, and purify your water. Include in your next project:

  • Low flow faucets, dual flush toilets, and shower heads
  • Zeroscape landscaping
  • Drip irrigation
  • Grey water systems- use water twice before it goes to your irrigation system
  • Rain water reclamation
  • Tank less water heaters
  • Hot water recirculation pumps

Green Building With Greaves Construction

After 30 years, Greaves Construction has the knowledge and experience to satisfy all of your wants and needs as a Tampa home or business owner. We only go ahead with green building with the highest of quality and most durable of products. We can also be of service to your next whole house renovation, 1 and 2 story additions, kitchen or bathroom remodels, accessible home modifications, historic renovations or restorations, or universal design and aging in place. As well as different flooring, roofing, and cleaning products that will take your dedication to the planet to the next level.

Don’t wait any long to turn your dream into a reality. For more information on any of the services we provide to our clients or to schedule a consultation, call our Tampa/Hillsborough County office today at (813) 985-2739 and get started with green building.